Junior Library Guild (SLJ’s sister company) assistant editor Wendy Xu created this wonderful handout on evaluating graphic novels and has graciously offered to share with our reviewers.
During the summer of 2016, SLJ and LJ reviewers were invited to take a self-directed course on diversity and cultural literacy in reviewing children’s books. SLJ reviewer and school librarian Laura Simeon shares her thoughts on her experience taking the course. What do you get when you virtually gather a group of librarians from a […]
“Much of our everyday language is casually ableist, and this translates to ableist language in novels, whether the novel features disabled characters or not. Sometimes, these words are intentionally included to make a point. Other times, the author uses them unthinkingly, perhaps not even aware that certain terms are ableist in the first place.” Over […]
On April 27th, SLJ reviews editors and reviewers discussed how to identify whether a book/review material has a small error that doesn’t make or break it or if there’s something in the title that would keep it from getting a “Recommended” review. Here’s the transcript of that conversation. sdiaz101 3:23 PM “see” you all in […]
Below is the transcript to our last SLJ Reviewer Chat, which focused on fine-tuning review verdicts, and was held on March 30 via a new platform. To access a cleaner, and prettier version, feel free to log in to your Slack account and check out the SLJ Reviewer Chat channel. Plus, check out a recent […]